Nurali Aliyev’s tips on how to combat your fear of flying

Over the coming months I am going to be writing about my flying experiences which I hope you will find interesting. In this blog post, I am going to address people’s fear of flying and explain to you all about turbulence and what it means. Understanding what causes people’s fear of flying can help to point you towards getting over that fear. You might have experienced strong turbulence during a flight or even experienced an emergency landing. Hearing about airplane crash can understandably cause a lot of people to feel afraid.

However, the important thing to keep in mind is that plane crashes are extremely rare so when they do happen they tend to attract a huge amount of attention from the media so you will see the news blasted over the papers, on the internet or on your television screen. The truth is that we engage in activities every day which are far more dangerous than flying. There are courses that you can enrol in in order to combat your fear, you will soon realise you are not alone! Being in control, and knowing the facts about flying will help to reduce ones fear. Worst case scenario and if the aeroplane’s system did fail, the plane would become an enormous glider meaning the pilot could still land safely.

Now to address people’s questions on turbulence, this is caused by pockets of air, but as long as passengers are strapped in, it is really nothing to worry about! It can be compared to a bumpy road or even an ocean current. If you look at statistics you will find that it is extremely rare for an aircraft to be affected, besides the safety factors built into the aircraft should keep your mind at bay from any negative thoughts. I hope I have quelled any initial fears that you might have had, but if you have any more questions just remember Nurali Aliyev is here to help!

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